Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. Please let us know your needs when you register for IELTS in Malaysia. 

Candidates with Special Requirements must give centres a minimum of eight weeks' notice if they require modified materials and special administrative arrangements (e.g. extra time, supervised breaks or assistance with reading or writing). Supporting medical evidence must accompany the requested email. 

No additional charge for the provision of modified examination material for candidates with special requirements. 

Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have – none of these issues will affect your IELTS scores and bands.

What do special arrangements include?

  • braille papers
  • special Listening CD with necessary stops and pauses
  • enlarged print or task cards in Braille for the Speaking test for IELTS.

What sort of help can I get at IELTS exam time?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • enlarged print
  • Braille test papers
  • extra time for Speaking test.

If you have hearing difficulties, we can offer:

  • extra time for Speaking test.

If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:

  • extra time for the Writing and Reading tests for IELTS.

If you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version in Malaysia in locations other than Penang and Ipoh, please contact us by phone +603 2723 7900 or email info@britishcouncil.org.my as soon as possible. For Penang and Ipoh, please contact +604 255 9000 by phone or email penang@britishcouncil.org.my as soon as possible.